At least five people have been killed and thousands more have been left stranded after record rainfall hit southern China.
Hundreds of homes and thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed by the downpours, which is expected to continue for several days. More than two million people have been affected, roads and bridges have been badly damaged, state media report.
In Guizhou province, an entire town was submerged under 2m (6ft 6in) of water. Elsewhere, China’s metrological association said rainfall in the southern provinces of Jiangxi and Hunan had hit record highs for June.
In Jiangxi province alone, 150,000 people were relocated after nine cities were swamped by deep floodwaters. More than 20,000 homes in the south-
by Linda Ikeji